Yes, it's crowded. A lot of people have moved
there. So this will be a test for people from
Colorado. Which is stronger, the desire to have
a wonderful lifestyle and preserve a remarkable
mountain environment, or "develop"
Colorado to the point where no one will want
to go there.
is still a lot of good Rocky Mountains
here. The backpacking, fishing and other opportunities
The Rocky Mountains in Colorado were one of
the first places that Californians fled to when
they were trying to escape that state. Quite
a few native Coloradans don't like them, but
there is in increasing environmental ethic in
this part of the Rocky Mountains. People don't
want to see the Rocky Mountains gradually developed
Horn National Forest -
just one of the fine stretches of national forest
in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming. This forest
has the potential to be abused. It's situated
out away from most of of the rest of the Rocky
Mountains. So if visitation goes up a lot, it
could be overrun.
with much of the Wyoming portion of the Rocky
Mountains, such as the Medicine Bows and the
areas in the western part of Wyoming, the Big
Horns are excellent for hiking and trekking.
Lots of hunters and fishermen go there, too.
The old mentality of log and graze is still
strong here. Not that it should be completely
done away with, but as our Western civilization
changes, there emphasis put on recreation and
wilderness increases, and the importance of
commodity production such as cattle and lumber
There are those who want to turn back the clock,
or at least freeze it. One of those people lives
in the White House right now. It's from these
types that the Rocky Mountains must be
protected. Wyoming has a lot to protect.
Rocky Mountains Black Hills,
Sangre de Cristo